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How to get started with Grammarly

What you need to know to get started using Grammarly

Getting started with Grammarly

Want to know my secret for writing tip-top content? I use Grammarly. I like to think of it is as the missing editor in the room. She (because all really helpful things are women) helps me shape my content.

For those of you who aren’t in the know, Grammarly checks your content as you write it. It takes basic features you find in Google Docs or Microsoft Word and dials it up.

It works with Google Mail too! I find this handy when I’m trying to write impressive emails.

In short, it’s one of my Web Business Basics life-saver apps for new business starters.

What it costs

The good news is there’s a free version which contains the basics. The basics include spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

On top of these features, you’ll also get a browser and Microsoft Office plug-in and a free app. All of this for free.

The paid for version includes:

  • Ineffective vocabulary
  • Overused words
  • Passive voice overuse
  • Non-inclusive language
  • Impoliteness
  • Inappropriate formality

A subscription can be a little pricey, but it’s worth the investment. The best value is to get a year’s subscription.

Pricing:

Annual – $11.99 paid annually – $144 / £110 approx.
Quarterly – $59.99 / £47 approx. (paid every 3 months)
Monthly – $29.99 / £23 approx.

If you’re new to creating content for the web or you want to stand out, for the right reasons, this is what you need.

Not only will it help you create SEO optimised content, but your readers will also love it too!

Getting it set-up

Getting it set-up

All you need to do is head over to the Grammarly website and follow the instructions.

To start with, I would get it installed in your browser. Once you’ve installed it, restart your browser.

When you’ve installed it, you’ll be asked to create an account.

Then you can download the app for free.

My top tip is to go to the settings in your account and change the language setting. If you’re in the UK, you’ll want it to suggest the UK spelling for your content.

Grammarly settings screen
Go to my account and click on "customize"
Grammarly change default language to British English
Under "Language Preference" click on the drop-down and change the language to "British English"

Using Grammarly

As you type, Grammarly will underline misspelt words and incorrect grammar with a red line.

If you’re using the app, errors will appear to the right of where you’re typing.

You can fix your mistakes in the same way you would with a spell checker.

I wrote this blog post on the app. It has a simple design that allows you to work distraction free.

Grammarly App user interface
The Grammarly App interface

Get Grammarly

To get Grammarly, visit their website.

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